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What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Russell Daylight


Between 1907 and 1911, Ferdinand de Saussure gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics. After his death, these lecture notes were gathered together by his students and published as the Course in General Linguistics. And in the last 100 years, there has been no more influential and divisive reading of Saussure than that of Jacques Derrida. This book is an examination of Derrida's philosophical reconstruction of Saussurean linguistics, of the paradigm shift from structuralism to post-structuralism, and of the consequences that continue to resonate in every field of the hu ... More

Keywords: Ferdinand de Saussure, general linguistics, Jacques Derrida, Saussurean linguistics, structuralism, post-structuralism, metaphysics, linguistic relativism, speech, political thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641970
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Daylight, author